• Henry Jones

FDA Warns Against Certain Hand Sanitizers

The FDA previously warned consumers and health care professionals not to use certain alcohol-based hand sanitizers.

The reason is because these specific hand sanitizers contain methanol (or wood alcohol), which is often used to create fuel and antifreeze that can be toxic absorbed through the skin. It is also life-threatening when ingested.

The FDA also placed a few hand sanitizers on an import alert, meaning that they cannot enter the United States.

So, what hand sanitizers do you need to look out for? As of the writing of this post (July 28, 2020), there are 87 entries on the FDA's website, and they are listed in the below chart:

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